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to focus on the successor. >> pope benedict will leave the vatican on a helicopter for his retreat and he will wave from the patio, close the door and, well, that is it, in his own words, remain hidden for life. we her the word shepherd described when we talked about what to look for and that is a personality trait. what about politics or position? how does that play into the position? >> the one aspect that a lot of the cardinals are looking at is someone who can be an administrator, the visions, intern division, could divide the clutch and the cardinals will look for someone better at dealing with vatican city and look whether to choose a pope from africa or south america where the church is growing or to choose a pope from america or in europe, and to try and get the faithful in the west to try and increase because the number of catholics in europe and the united states has been decreasing recently. >> thank you, nick. today, the farewell. you will want to stay with abc7 and abc news for continuing coverage of the goodbye to pope benedict and we will have a special report live from vat
are just joining we have breaking news from vatican city. pope benedict xvi is stepping down! here is a live picture of st. peter's square in vatican city where visiters no doubt stunned by the news that came out. 85-year-old pontiff announced this in latin during a meeting of the cardinals this morning, citing health issues saying his strength, due to advanced age are for longer suited to an adequate exercise of the ministry. this is the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. wasp next is history in the making. we will continue to follow the story for you on abc7news.com and on twitter at abc news bay area. new this morning, cupertino-based apple is preparing to defend itself down under. the parliament if australia ordered executives to appear before a committee next month to face accusations of price gouging. apple products are generally more expensive in australia. a 16gigi byte ipad sells for $539 in australia dollars $40 more than the price tag that it sells for in the united states, executives are ordered to testify in microsoft and adobe to face similar accusations. "new
in the shooting death of a riverside police officer that brings the death penalty. >> the vatican is admitting pope benedict had a pacemaker for years and he underwent secret surgery throw months ago to replace the battery. the vatican says pope benedict will not take part in choosing the successor. he appointed most of the cardinals would will choose the next pope with the largest bloc coming from europe. in the bay area many who gather for mass last night prayed for the pope. some students hope the next pontiff opens a dialogue on issues such as married priests and same-sex marriage. >> i believe in a lot of the traditions and stands we have in the church but we need to move forward. >> i don't know about women priests but more respect and authority and power for the women in the church, the laywomen and the nuns and sisters. >> the pope resigns february 28 and the vatican hopes to have a new pope by easter, a month later. >> the white house confirms that president obama will talk about north korea's latest nuclear test in the state of the union address. right new, the united states security
this morning, pope benedict is making the last appearance in vatican city before he officially steps down tomorrow. tens of thousands geared to hear him this morning and we are talking to the faithful with our reporter live from rome. nick? >> good morning, kristen. a historic day in rome, the first time since the middle ages a pope decided to stay goodbye. he told all the tens of thousands of people, "the church has eye and light," and he admitted the church has gone through difficult times. >> the final audience and farewell to the faithful. pope benedict xvi and his last ride in the popemobile and the last public speech. never has there been a bigger crowd. the church has had joy and light, he says, and also it has had difficult moments. the crowd arrived from all over the world and three students from santa barbara were there. >> a monumental time, no pope resigned the way he has. it is something we have to see. >> tomorrow, pope benedict will retire to quiet prayer and meditation and it will be captured live by 26 vatican cameras. the spectators are full of devotion but pope benedict
will be starting in the pole position. >> the vatican is fighting back between the scandal. this morning the story that has the pope's spokesman of accusing people of trying to pick pope benedict's successor. the oscars are tonight and the question remains who is going to win. we will have the various races, who are the potential upsets going into tonight. we will look at that and on a light note it's a canine fat camp. inside a company this is helping to get minnesota's best friend healthy and trim. pet obesity, apparently a big problem in america. one dog at this place lost 25 pounds in three weeks, which would be impressive for humans. and that's all coming up on gma this morning. katie, hope you will be in the audience. >> i hope those canines can have some tips for their two-legged friends. >> especially going into top's oscars viewing party. >> oh, yes, you can be too thin. thanks, dan. >>> >>> this morning there are nearly 400 fewer firearms on the peninsula after a tri-city gun buyback. the event involving palo alto, east palo alto and menlo park was so popular many were turned away. polic
and into the dublin/pleasanton area. kristen and eric? >> 6:19 is the time. >> from the vatican this morning, the cardinal shakeup days before pope benedict's resignation. >> but, first, the high-tech solution promising to replace all the cards in your wallet. should you worry about privacy? >> today on "katie," i am taking viewers to face my biggest demon: clutter has been a problem and i know it is for a lot of other people so we are bringing in the experts to she us what is junk and what is worth keeping. worth keeping. that is later today it seems our angels have been busy bubuilding a new, stronger so it holds up better, kind of angel soft®. it's now built with two softshield™ layers. when wet, new angel soft® is one, two, three times stronger than the leading value brand. well done, angels! stronger, holds up better... all wrapped up in a value you love. ®. new angel soft®. w stronger than ever. [ telephone rings ] hello. [ man ] jen, there are a lot of beauty brands that want you to represent them. really, who? no. they add too much fragrance. no, they make you wear pink. arare
-- vatican new details on selecting the pope. the cardinals will be summoned to the vatican on friday, with the first official meeting on monday to decide when to hold a conclave to select a new pope. we learned that pope benedict will keep the title of "his holiness" after he resigns. >> a top superintendent valley c.e.o. and former republican candidate for government is changing her position on same-sex marriage. h.p. c.e.o. whitman is saying proposition eight in california should be overturned. "new york times" reports that whitman signed a legal brief urging gay people have a constitutional right to marriage. she supported proposition 8 during the campaign if governor in 2010. other prominent republicans who signed the brief that will go to the supreme court include former presidential candidate huntsman, former new jersey governor whitman, and former massachusetts governors weld and swift. the supreme court is set to hear arguments on whether proposition eight is constitutional next month. >> from egypt, 18 foreign tourists are confirmed dead after a hot air balloon crashed in on
with a standing ovation the scene vatican. he marked the first day of lent with the weekly address telling thousands he is stepping down for the good of the work. the 85-year-old will celebrate ab wednesday map at st. peter's. >> barry bonds will ask a court in san francisco to overturn his conviction. a panel will hear arguments from his attorneys at the 9th circuit court of appeals at 9:30 this morning and they have argued that bonds was convicted if giving a rambling answer that had nothing do with a grand jury probe in the steroid scandal but prosecutors say he gave evasive answers when he testified in 2003 about the use of performance-enhancing drugs. >> a uc santa cruz student was shot in the head at a bus stop. the 21-year-old victim said he snuck up behind her and told her to empty the pockets. she d but the suspect shot her anyway, and she thought she was hit with the rifle but found out she actually had been shot with a small caliber bullet. >> coming up first, the commute that could soon get more expensive for thousands of passengers and how much more a bart ticket could cost yo
of the last before he steps down. the vatican said the meeting of senior church officials to select a new pope, a process known as the conclave, may again -- begin sooner than expected. church rules says a concave must begin 15 to 20 days after the seat becomes vacant after a period of mourning, but this time there's no need to mourn because pope benedict is alive. he decided to resign. speeding up the process could potentially give the church a new pope for holy week, the week before easter. >>> the family of olympic runner oscar pistorius said he's overcome with grief after fatally shooting his girlfriend. the man, known as the blade runner is charged with the premeditated murder of her. that was en valentine's day. a reality show aired last night in south africa. the family talked to the media. >> disgust. as you can imagine, he's also numb with shock and grief, in total pain. >> attorneys for pistorius are expected to argue he fired at his girlfriend because he thought she was an intruder. prosecutors say the evidence will show that pistorius and his girlfriend argued and she locked hersel
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